Victor Amorim Rodrigues

Victor has a Degree in Medicine, having completed a training internship in the Personality Disorders Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital and Personality Disorders Institute in New York in 1993. He obtained the Specialist Degree in Psychiatry (Order of Physicians/Ministry of Health) in 1994 with a score of 19 points. Victor was President of the Board of the Association for the Recovery and Social Reintegration of Drug Addicts from 1997 to 1999 and was Clinical Director of the Therapeutic Community of Lages de Freiria. He later finished a Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 1998 and a postgraduate degree in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology in 1999 at the then Instituto de Medicina Legal de Lisboa. Victor obtained the Degree of Consultant in Psychiatry (Ordem dos Médicos/Ministry of Health) in 2000. He was Director of the Navarro de Paiva Educational Center (Medical-Psychological Institute) of the IRS/Ministry of Justice (2000/2003) and gained experience (part-time) in prison psychiatry since 1996 and in forensic psychiatry since 1999 as a private consultant and as an expert in the Courts (work, civil and criminal areas). Victor is Founding Member and Supervisor of the Portuguese Society of Existential Psychotherapy, having also trained in Psychodynamic and Systemic Psychotherapy. He is Member of the Society of Existential Psychotherapy and Psychomaeutics of Rio de Janeiro. Victor has been a professor at ISPA since 1991 and is a regular contributor to the Department of Ongoing Training at ISPA-IU. He coordinates two training courses, in Clinic of Personality Disorders (10 editions) and Clinical Criminology (6 editions). He obtained the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Psychology (DEA) at the University of Extremadura in Spain (2010) and completed his Doctoral Thesis in Psychology at the same University (2014). He works in the fields of psychology, psychopathology and phenomenological and existential psychotherapies. His current research interests are in the area of ​​personality disorders and criminal psychopathology.